In the Derby de Lisboa, two of Portugal’s most prestigious football teams, Benfica and Sporting, will meet at Estádio da Luz. Since Benfica just suffered a Champions League loss to Real Sociedad, they can expect a tough encounter.

Plus, with their most recent 3-2 win against Estrela, Sporting ensured themselves all three points. They are three points ahead of their rivals Benfica.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Benfica to win: ⚽3.6 at Bet9ja
Over 2.5 goals: 🥅1.75 at 1xbet
Both teams to score: ✅1.63 at Sportybet

Sporting and Benfica: Previous Games 

In the Lisbon derby of the Taca de Portugal semifinals, Sporting CP and Benfica will square off, and there will be fireworks. After dropping two points in last weekend’s 3-3 tie with Rio Ave, the Lions will face another difficult test against the Eagles. Trincao, a former Barcelona winger, hobbled off the field in the most recent league play due to an injury. Therefore, Marcus Edwards will probably get a start.

When Benfica cruised to a 4-0 victory against Portimonense over the weekend, they extended their remarkable goal-scoring streak in the Portuguese Serie A. Betting on both sides to score is an excellent value because of Sporting’s offensive potential. Even if former Bayern Munich left defender Juan Bernat is still in the locker room, the visiting club has no new injury concerns heading into the local derby. As usual, Argentine superstar Angel Di Maria is one to keep an eye on from the visiting side.

Betting tips: Sporting x Benfica

Check out our predictions of the day for Sporting vs. Benfica

Prediction 1: Sporting x Benfica / Benfica to win

Right now, Benfica seems like a good bet, and this preview gives the impression that they may shock their detractors.

The hosts have given off an off-kilter vibe in recent appearances. Some people are worried about sports because of how they’ve handled real challenges. The fact that they let in two or more goals in four of their last nine home games will surely hit home with the underdogs’ supporting base.

Benfica has won six of its past eleven road games. To their credit, they have also generated respectable stats on defense. In seven of their previous twenty road games, they have managed to preserve a scoreless draw. The away team can win if they play to their strengths. They should be noted for scoring in every one of their past twenty games. Their forwards must put in an absolute monster effort to salvage any result.

Prediction 2: Sporting x Benfica / Over 2.5 goals

In every match it has played in the Taça de Portugal this season, Sporting has ended with three or more goals, either scored or surrendered.

Águias has scored or assisted on three or more goals in seventy-five percent of his Taça de Portugal appearances this season up till now. Compared to the league average of 62%, that’s three matches out of four.

Prediction 3: Sporting x Benfica / Both teams to score

For this year’s Taça de Portugal, Sporting has averaged 4.5 goals per game. So far this season in this tournament, the home side has scored 18 goals in 4 matches. Thus, Sporting is the sixth-best attacking team in this year’s Taça de Portugal.

So far this season, the 13th best Taça de Portugal offensive has scored 11 goals in 4 matches. Thus, Benfica has scored an average of 2.75 goals per match this season.